Essential Oils & Depression
Suffering from depression can throw anyone off his game.
It impacts many areas of the body causing weight gain, lack of sleep, lack of concentration, irritability, and more.
There are several things you can do to hold depression at bay.
Regular exercise, meditation, and deep breathing exercises help; so do essential oils.
Here is a list of oils that can help alleviate symptoms of depression, combinations of those oils, and ways to utilize them.
Please note: in using essential oils, make sure you have the real thing.
Use 100% pure essential oils – and make sure they are of high quality.
There are companies that produce cheap “substitutes”, however they are not pure oil and do not provide any benefit – actually, they can hurt you.
We’ve linked each oil name below to our recommendation for the highest quality oil available for your overall health.
- Bergamot & Lavender
- Bergamot & Geranium
- Frankincense & Orange
- Ylang ylang & Jasmine
- Citrus blend
- Chamomile & Lavender
- Coriander & Ylang ylang
- Rosemary & Lemongrass
- To use as body oil/lotion, find a good carrier oil such as jojoba, coconut, or olive oil. Mix 15-20 drops of any other oil per 1 ounce of your carrier oil. The V-6 Oil blend is a great organic choice with additional health benefits. Carrier oils aren’t spoken about much because they don’t provide the homeopathic benefits of essential oils, however, they are essential oil’s best friend!
- Place one drop of oil on your hands and place your hands near your face for deep breathing. When you have finished, make sure to wash off the essential oil. Essential oils are very strong and should not be applied alone without a carrier oil.
- Bathing with oil is soothing – just make sure you watch the slick tub when you’re exiting. Use 3-4 drops for a full regular bath. Larger tubs can take 5-8 drops. A little goes a long way!
- Smelling the oils is powerful. If you’re going to mix them for smelling use a small glass bottle, never plastic or acrylic.
Winning at your game of life isn’t possible if you’re not taking care of your health.
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